‘It’s a thrilling, violent experience from a production bike whose like has not been seen before’. That’s our first impression as we ride the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2R on the Losail Circuit in Qatar [Read more…]
India Kawasaki Motor have launched their most technologically advanced and expensive motorcycle in India – the Ninja H2 – in apt fashion: at the Buddh International Circuit. [Read more…]
The word doing the rounds is that Suzuki are making a production version of their Recursion concept, which is powered by 588cc, twin-cylinder, turbocharged engine.
Suzuki’s exploration of this concept could very well have been motivated by the wish to develop a machine which is capable of producing litre-bike power, using a middle-weight engine. The concept reportedly produced a 100 PS and 100 Nm output figures, staggering torque figures for an engine of this displacement.
Kawasaki have set the ball rolling in terms of forced-induction motorcycles by beginning mass manufacture of the Ninja H2 and the track-only Ninja H2R, both supercharged bikes.
In other Suzuki related news; the Japanese marque has also re-registered the iconic “Katana” and “Gamma” names and logos from years gone by.
The Katana logo and name has been re-registered with both the European and North American trademark offices. Associated with high-performance, precision motorcycles of yore, the Katana name could make a comeback in the form of the production-based model of the Recursion concept.
The Gamma moniker, the same one that used to adorn the 500cc two-stroke superbike platform, on the other hand has been registered only in the European trademark office, as the USA does not allow two-strokes on her roads any more, pointing towards the possibility of the resurrection of this iconic lineage as well, although the form it might eventually take, is as yet unclear. We’ll just have to wait till Suzuki drop us an official line to find out more, and fans of this reputed bikemaker will surely be waiting with baited breaths for just that.
Story: Ryan Lee
Keep your nunchucks ready, because one the most highly anticipated Ninjas – the H2 is coming to India. [Read more…]
Kawasaki unveiled the Concours14 ABS, a bike that will join the street-legal Ninja H2 and the H2R as a part of the company’s 2015 line-up.
The new Concours14 is powered by the same 1,352cc, 4-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) as seen on the Ninja ZX-14R. The 2015 Concours14 benefits from a raft of new enhancements including a revised first gear ratio, lighter steering at low speeds, a stiffer suspension for better carrying capacity and the new K-ACT ABS braking system. The other highlights are the electronically adjustable windscreen which has a three-position vent to reduce pressure, new seat for a comfortable and upright riding position, and new silver bezels on the instrument console. Tyre Pressure Monitoring and headed grips will also come as standard.
The 2015 Kawasaki Concours14 ABS will be available in two colour options – Candy Lime Green and Metallic Spark Black. The bike will be priced at $15,499 (Rs 9.55 lakh).
Story: Ryan Lee
Kawasaki’s latest promo video features the Ninja H2 in pure silver. Well, the paintwork on the H2 known as “silver-mirror”, is actually created by inducing a chemical reaction that forms a layer of the precious metal. The paintwork has already been spotted on the track-only H2R, and will now be available on the street-legal Ninja H2 as well.
Kawasaki officially plan to unveil the Ninja H2 at EICMA motorcycle show in Milan on the 4th of November.
Check out the Ninja H2 dressed in all its bling, in the video below:
Story: Ryan Lee